Huge WHOA! Factor
I got this in the mail, and at first, when it was sitting all nice like the picture on my kitchen table, I was thinking. "Man this thing is smaller than I thought." But as soon as I plugged in and started playing with the volume and gain, I was amazed. I started with my Gibson Thunder horse Explorer, and I haven't put it down yet. This amp gets a really nice chime clean, but you can also add a little bit of grit to it, making it really fuzzy for a nice vintage tone. Once you start adding gain, it becomes more and more of a monster. Playing around with your guitar and the amps Shape and Gain knobs, you can get virtually almost any sound from a good classic clean, to a nice thick distortion. This is great for classic rock and I found myself playing a lot of Black Sabbath, Jimmy Page, Hendrix and even some early Metallica. Its quite the beast. Yes you can get metal tones but its not as great as I preferred. Still, an amazing piece of equipment and I cant wait to get a 1x12 Black Orange cab to gig with. Overall, this is great for home recording/gigging and loud enough to keep up with a small rehearsal, I mean this thing really got me with the sheer volume this amp can push out, a huge WHOA! factor. Match this with a few good FX pedals and you can own the stage. You cant go wrong with this one, and besides its a chance to own a unique Orange amp. Why wouldn't you get it?